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  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"The ubiquitous "why medicine?"" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Tell me about an issue you became aware of while working at a psychiatric hospital for a summer" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"How'd you get this externship with a surgeon?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing particularly unusual... both interviews were very conversational. Student: what do you like to do for fun? Faculty: your recommenders have said a lot of very positive things about you. What would YOU say is the most important thing about you?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult whatsoever. I didn't even get asked "why Hopkins?"!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Hopkins website/viewbook, stayed at Reed hall and went to Greeter's, my 8 previous interviews" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students--I'd heard some negative rumors, but they were all really friendly, and much more laid-back than I expected. The MS1 class is all REALLY closeknit and have a lot of fun together. Also, my fellow interviewees were amazing. I'm actually keeping in touch with several of them. Obviously, there are tons of opportunities here, and it's a life-long door opener. It's Hopkins!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Reed Hall looks like a mental institution--yikes. And Baltimore still scares me,: even though everyone at Hopkins says it's not as bad as its rap, it doesn't exactly seem good either." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that Hopkins students aren't crazy gunners. And that the "refreshments" at the Greeters session are basically a bag of candy, so, eat dinner!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All in all, a great visit. Staying in Reed was a lot of fun since it gave me time to bond with other interviewees and talk to more Hopkins students; by the time I actually got to the interview day in the morning, I felt very settled in and comfortable. Dr. White gives a brief talk about the admissions process and financial aid, then you go to a lunch with assigned seating so each table has 3-4 interviewees and a faculty member or student. We talked about sports and city driving, and the food was good. Totally laid back. This is followed by a tour by a student. Then, at 2, you all go to the admissions office and sit with a bunch of 4th years who are on the adcom. They're evaluating you, but it was TOTALLY chill. They were friendly and easy to talk to. Throughout this period, you get taken away for a 15 min closed-file interview with one of these students, and a regular-length one with a faculty member. Both were extremely friendly and easy. My heart rate didn't accelerate all day, and Hopkins left a very positive impression on me!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

BWI

Where did you stay?

At school facility

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn (by airport)

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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